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The Ring by dinyctis The Ring by dinyctis
Yes, a rather obscure one. No matter! Car guys are pretty much the only ones who will understand this one right away. For the rest, here's the explanation:

There's a very famous race track in Germany called the Nürburgring. It's a famous track in video games such as Forza and Gran Turismo as well. Car manufacturers test their high-performance cars there and their lap times are seen as a benchmark by which many cars are judged. It's quite legendary and pretty much the mecca for any car guy.

As such, there are many people all over the world who have never been there, let alone driven there. Yet they have a sticker of the Nürburgring on their car (bumper, quarter panel, window, etc). I never understood why. Chances are that the car will never see the Nürburgring in its life. This is like a fighter pilot having stickers of planes he didn't shoot down!

In terms of design, I had mentioned earlier that I'd take a departure from the style that I've been using up to now. This one isn't as striking and I kept coming back to this simplicity whenever I tried to spruce it up.
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MidnightChangeling Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, some cars that are tested on the Nürburgring come with the sticker on the car when you buy it.
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CalenthrellII Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I giggled.
The car ends up being a place where I find I run into the most frustration; be it the stickers of places your car has never been, the "my brand is better than your brand" stickers, sticker families, a ribbon for something you can't officially support... (I <3 Pappilions) You can't just roll the window down and explain to them that they aren't making sense.
This made me smile.
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Kahtra-DAdino Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
genious.
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AngelsOfEmpathy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Artist
I have driven the shit out of that on Gran Turismo 4. And i am good at it. :D
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erAsercrAsh Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
I'm a car guy. I've been to the Ring a dozen time, but never with my car. I don't have the sticker. I SUPPORT THIS DESIGN OF YOURS !! :)
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Xenaris Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Maybe because they like formula 1 and love the races there? I guess the Nürburgring is just better at marketing itself than other racing-tracks, but you're right, it makes little sense to non-sticker-owners.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
There hasn't been a Formula 1 race at the Nurburgring since the 1970s, though :P
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Xenaris Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
The old course, yes. The new one is still in use. [link]
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Yes, but most of the stickers have the layout of the old one, like on this poster here =P

Still, point taken :)
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Xenaris Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
On the other hand, you have a point there, if it isn't even an active course anymore it makes it double-strange.
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jedimario Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep, I completely agree. There are plenty of local tracks in my area that are easy to actually get on and have stickers available if these posers want to actually do something.
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Rhumald Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
eh... to me it's like having models of the favourite cars you'll never own, it's something you admire, even if you know it's out of your reach, and want to show that you like it somehow.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
See, I find that to be a bit backwards. Like when people buy model cars of the car that they already own =P
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Rhumald Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, I've seen people do that, and then ride around with the model on their dashboard >.>
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
It's the automotive version of the Russian doll =P
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Rhumald Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lolol... dang it, you win XD, I got nothin' =P
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EvilSpoonman Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
This also bothers me, and I see it a fair bit. It isn't only the Nürburgring either. People love to plaster all sorts of track outlines they have never experienced firsthand. I only sticker my car up for sponsored club races, the rest of the time I leave it entirely stickerless (can't help the caliper and marquee branding, but I guess those are subtle enough). And even when I do I only include the tracks I've driven that car on.

However, because the Nürburgring is so famous it seems like it has become a benchmark for 'marketable car performance'. Every manufacturer likes to claim that their car is fast there… GM is especially irritating about this recently.

Good piece, gets the message across cleanly and effectively.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
I don't really mind manufacturers using the Ring as a benchmark or a good place to test their cars, but the fanboy stickers is what gets me =P

And yes, sponsored racing or even country stickers of where the car's been (like luggage bags!) are a cool thing. Although they do tend to be a bit overkill if the car is a daily driver and you end up looking like a show-off :P
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Everybody is allowed to drive with his car at the the racetrack Nürburgring. I know some people driving their Porsches and Ferraris there ;)
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Blackhole00 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent.
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KashaZubrokowa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
This is like a tomato basil loose leaf salad with mozzarella cheese and a dash of balsamic vinegar and a scratch of Romano on the top with out the tomato basil loose leaf salad with mozzarella cheese and a dash of balsamic vinegar and a scratch of Romano

Fresh -
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Hehe :lol:
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KashaZubrokowa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Got that right

Fresh -
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teed88 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
i get your point and i agree. but: it's "Nürnberg" (ger) or "Nuremberg" (en). "Nüremberg" doesn't exist. however you always have "art" as an excuse for something like that ;)
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
I fail at German spellingzen! Fixed =P
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Ferox04 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, people can be silly sometimes.
Who am I kidding, people are silly by nature... O.o
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illymont Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
...XD, ohhh, your wit :]
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Rath-Illuser Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010   Photographer
The Nurburgring is the greatest race track there is. One track I hope to drive on before I die.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
That makes two of us....plus a couple of other million dudes and dudettes.
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KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
everyone can drive on it. Or make a party there once a year at "Rock am Ring" XD
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techk8 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Please sl
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techk8 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Forget this comment.
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motchi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, well, people have bumper stickers about Jesus and odds are good they've never seen him. :shrug:
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
It's hardly the same...
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motchi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
OH ISN'T IT?

1. Both are iconic.
2. Both are bumper stickers.
3. Both have been in video games (I assume Jesus has been.
4. Both are loved in Germany.
5. Both are tricky to navigate.
6. Both are found in the outdoors.

Do I need to go on?
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techk8 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Please don't start anything. Please. Not on the first page of comments.
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motchi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Relax, I'm only joking.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
No need to go on because you can't compare Jesus to a friggin racetrack!
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motchi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:lmao: Actually, I've never seen one of those bumper stickers. I imagine there's a lot of driving snobbery involved in it though. Sort of like invoking the Autobahn.
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tooearlytomourn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it. :+fav:
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